Could you explain when you would use en + le gérondif as opposed to tout en + le gérondif? Thanks!

Matilka

Kwiziq community member

29 March 2017

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Could you explain when you would use en + le gérondif as opposed to tout en + le gérondif? Thanks!

This relates to:
Forming Le Gérondif: en + '-ant' (while/by + -ing) -

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

29 March 2017

29/03/17

Bonjour Matilka ! The expression "tout en" is simply a way to emphasise the simultaneity of action (*all the while* doing something). À bientôt !

Simon

Kwiziq language super star

30 April 2018

30/04/18

Is there a lesson wth more details on the use of "tout en" Aurèlie ? I see it all over the place often times it doesn't make intuitive sense (to me), some varied examples would be really useful.

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

13 June 2018

13/06/18

Excellente suggestion Simon !
I've now added "tout en" cases to the above lesson :)

Bonne journée !

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